The Fiddling Fisherman – Lobster Lovers tour
While people come from far and wide to experience a Prince Edward Island Lobster Supper, our take on the experience is unique, catering to those with a spirit of adventure, a quest for the extraordinary and a desire to know where their food comes from.
Climb aboard and experience a true Island tradition. After being welcomed by Captain JJ Chaisson, you sail out of picturesque Souris Harbour on Chaisson a Dream. As you make your way to JJ’s favourite fishing spot, he regales you with fishing stories, points out parts of the Island seen only from the ocean, and answers any questions you may have.
Sooner than later, the Captain, a lobster fisherman for many years, drops anchor and your experience really begins. You, in fact, become part of the crew, hauling an authentic, government-approved PEI lobster trap up over the gunwales, exactly as we have done for generations during our spring fishery. By this time, a giant pot of seawater is boiling, awaiting the catch of the day.
Before long, you are enjoying the freshest possible lobster dinner with all the fixings. Meanwhile the Captain, a member of the Island’s most famous fiddling family, entertains you with traditional fiddle music and dancing. With dinner under your belt, perhaps you would like to try your hand (well, actually, your feet) at some steps or just tap your toes to the rhythm.
As you reluctantly return to the wharf, you realize that you will take home the best souvenir ever – the memory of the day you were a PEI lobster fisher.
The Fiddling Fisherman – Lobster Lovers experience is one you won’t want to miss.